Reasons To Visit Skopje
Skopje is the capital of Macedonia and a city with origins going back thousands of years. There are so many things to see around the city, with some of the most famous sights including the imposing Warrior on a Horse statue in Macedonia Square or the beautiful Stone Bridge which dates back to the 6th century. There are many remnants of Ottoman culture in the city with landmarks like the Double Hamam and the Daut Pasha Hamam well worth visiting, or you can spend a couple of days exploring the city’s many world-class museums and art galleries. As Macedonia’s capital you can also enjoy a diverse calendar of cultural events over the course of the year - if you are visiting the city over the summer be sure to check out the Skopje Summer Festival which is celebrated as one of the biggest occasions in the country.
Arriving In Skopje
Skopje Airport is the main airport in Macedonia situated less than 20 km away from Skopje. Travelers looking to book flights from the UAE to Skopje will be able to make the journey directly out of Dubai. It is currently possible to make the journey from Dubai to Skopje with flydubai (flydubai baggage allowance and fares explained), with all flights based out of Dubai International Airport, the main airport serving Dubai.
When you have landed at the airport there are buses available which can take you into the city if you don’t want to pay for a private taxi. Inside the airport itself you’ll find a decent range of services and facilities to meet your needs. As well as a few restaurants and cafés to grab something to eat, the airport offers duty-free and retail shopping and also provides travelers with free Wi-Fi for up to 30 minutes. At Skopje Airport there are a wide range of car rental agencies available on site, so you have plenty of choices when it comes to renting a vehicle.
Skopje Travel Information
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UAE nationals traveling to Macedonia are entitled to enter the country visa free for up to 90 days. In Skopje the weather can be warm and sunny over the summer with average highs of over 30 degrees, although make sure you pack warm clothing with you if you visit over the winter as there can be snowfall and freezing temperatures at times. Macedonia is not yet a member of the European Union and does not use the euro as its currency, so you will need to change up your money to the Macedonian denar.
* This information is correct as of January 2018
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